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Sylvia Odell Melvina Casto

Female 1898 - 1975  (77 years)


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  • Name Sylvia Odell Melvina Casto 
    Born 12 Aug 1898  Plum Orchard, Jackson, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2

    • Birth Record
      Name: Sylvia Odell Casto
      Birth Date: 16 August 1898
      Birth Place: Kenna, Jackson, West Virginia, United States
      Sex: Female
      Mother: M J Casto
      Father: J E Casto, address: Kenna, WV, farmer
      Reported by father
    Gender Female 
    Died 16 Dec 1975  Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • JCBR
      Sylvia Odell Casto, 8/16/1898, JE & MJ Casto, Kenna, farmer
      Erma Casto Robie:
      Sylvia Melvinna, 8/12/1898
      Gravestone:
      Sylvia Odell

      JCMR
      20 Dec 1914
      Cobb, H. T. 17 born Jackson Co./residing Jackson Co.
      Casto, Cilva M. 22 born Jackson Co./residing Jackson Co

      U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
      Name: Sylvia Bush
      SSN: 235-32-5222
      Last Residence:
      25302 Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, USA
      BORN: 16 Aug 1898
      Died: Dec 1975
      State (Year) SSN issued: West Virginia (Before 1951)
    Person ID I266  WVPioneers
    Last Modified 2 May 2018 

    Father John Edward CASTO,   b. 19 Feb 1873, Staats Mill, Jackson, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1951, Plum Orchard, Jackson, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Minerva Jane RANDOLPH,   b. 19 Aug 1879, Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1955, Albany, Athens County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 26 May 1895  Bear Fork, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 

    • From Mom:
      They moved around a lot. Last address was Plum Orchard, WV.
      Church - Plum Orchard schoolhouse, United Brethren

      Both buried in Casto Cemetery, on hill above Plainview Church, Belgrove-Plum Orchard, Jackson Co, WV. Nearby are Mary Vienna and Tommy Rhodes, Sylvia, and Maudie and twins, Charles Lewis and Elizabeth Kinser Casto (info on last from Mom, there is no marker for them)

      JCRM:
      John Edward Casto, 21, to Minerva J Randolph, 17, 5/26/1895, Bk 6, pg 226
      by N Casto "at my residence", place of residence of both was Staats Mills, both born Jackson Co

      1900 Ripley Dist #35, Jackson Co, WV, Sheet 8, line 94, #143/151
      Casto, John , Jan 1874, 26, m 5y, farmer, owns farm free, sch #102, Read/write, Eng
      Manerva, Aug 1877, 22, m 5y, 2-2 children, read/write, Eng
      Mary V, Feb 1896, 4, speaks English
      Silvie, Aug 1898, 1
      [his parents are at # 139-147

      1910 Ripley Dist 53, Jackson Co, WV #234-235 Plum Orchard
      All born WVWVWV, speak English Oa - - yes, yes, O, F, F 210
      Casto, John E 36 m1 - 15y farmer, general farm
      Manerva J wife 31 m1- 15y 6-6 children
      Mary V da 14
      Silva M da 11
      Sarah E da 9
      Elva E da 7
      Fredda A da 4
      Erma da 2

      1920 Jackson Co census - Fairplain-Ripley District - all born WV
      113-113
      J E Casto age 46
      Minerva Jane age 41 wife
      Sarah E age 18 dau
      Elversal age 16 dau [Elva Ercel]
      Freda E age 13 dau [Freddie]
      Erma age 11 dau
      Maddie age 9 dau [Maudie]
      Lorene age 10 months dau

      1930 Jackson Co, WV, Ripley Dist # 106-107
      Casto, John E 56
      Minerva 52
      Maudie 19
      Lorene 11
      [Father Charles is at #113-114, with new wife]

      1940 ED 18-8, Ripley, Jackson, WV p 13A
      #230 owns $3000 farm
      Casto, John E head 66 8th grade WV same house farming
      Minerva wife 61 4th grade WV same house
      Randolph, Lorene da 21 m 8th grade WV same house
      James sil 12 m 8th grade WV rural Jackson WV farmer
    Headstones
    Casto, John & Minerva
    Casto, John & Minerva
    Headstone - John Edward and Minerva Jane (Randolph) Casto
    Family ID F59  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Hiram Thomas 'Tom' Cobb,   b. 22 Mar 1891, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1936, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Married 20 Dec 1914  On a horse in Jackson County, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Notes 

    • Marriage Record
      Date: 12/20/1914 at Stone Lick by AB Parsons
      Place: Jackson, West Virginia, United States
      H T Cobb, 17, Jackson, Jackson
      Cilva M Casto, 22, Jackson, Jackson

      1930 Ripley Dist 10, Jackson, WV # 150-157 all WVWVWV
      Bibbee Ridge or Route 34 family lives on a farm
      Cobb, Thomas head 39 m age 22 farmer
      Sylvia wife 31 m age 16
      Johnnie son 14
      James S son 12
      Ardmos son 10
      Lanto R son 7
      Aletha da 4.7?
      Geneva L da 1.11

    Children 
    +1. John Edward "Johnny" Cobb,   b. 21 Jan 1916, Plum Orchard, Jackson, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 2002  (Age 86 years)
    +2. James Sherman Cobb,   b. 5 Mar 1918, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 2001, Ripley, Jackson, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    +3. Adam Ardmus Virden Cobb,   b. 18 Feb 1920, Belgrove, Jackson County, West Virginia, Unites States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1978  (Age 57 years)
    +4. Lanta Russell Cobb,   b. 28 Apr 1922, Staats Mill, Jackson Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 2006, Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     5. Aletha Lucille Cobb,   b. 13 Aug 1925, Belgrove, Jackson County, West Virginia, Unites States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1995  (Age 69 years)
     6. Geneva Lorene Cobb,   b. 7 Apr 1928, Kenna, Jackson, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1990  (Age 62 years)
     7. Lawrence Everett Cobb,   b. 20 Aug 1930, Kenna, Jackson, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 31 May 2001  (Age < 70 years)
     8. Harold Raymond Cobb,   b. 16 Nov 1934, Kenna, Jackson, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1985  (Age 50 years)
    Family ID F112  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Herb Bush,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F27  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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  • Headstones
    Casto-Cobb-Bush, Sylvia
    Casto-Cobb-Bush, Sylvia
    Headstone - Sylvia Melvina Casto Cobb Bush

  • Sources 
    1. [S8] Erma Casto Robie.

    2. [S3] Birth Records, Jackson Co, WV.

    3. [S17] Marriage Records, Jackson Co, WV.